Made with single origin Certified Organic Fair Trade Certified Cacao (72%) from Peru and sweetened with Organic Agave Syrup, our chocolate bars are made in Melbourne..
We travelled 4 hours by canoe up Rio Ene, one of the headwaters of the Amazon River in Satipo, Peru, to source the Amazonico Criollo Cacao from the Ashaninka People. This intense cacao from the 2015 harvest has notes of aniseed and fennel. Grown underneath the jungle canopy alongside citrus and coffee plants, you can taste the biodiversity of the forest in every bite. Loving Earth’s Chocolate is made with Raw Cacao from bean to bar here in Melbourne. The minimal processing means that our chocolate has up to twice as many antioxidants as conventional chocolate. We use Organic Evaporated Coconut Nectar (a natural, low GI sweetener) instead of cane sugar to create this delicious chocolate bar. Please Note: During the warmer months our chocolate can sometimes melt in transit. Please click here for more info on how to best avoid this when ordering and storing your chocolate.
Researched to be one the highest antioxidant fruits on the planet, Loving Earth’s Maqui is a deep purple berry wild harvested in the pristine conditions of Southern Chile. The harsh climate of the Patagonian region is credited with increasing the anthocyanin level of fruits and berries grown in that area, and this is seen in the Maqui berry. Our Loving Earth Maqui Berry Powder has an ORAC score of approximately 70,000µmol per 100g.
Maqui is a native South America evergreen shrub that grows in dense thickets from 3–5 m in height and which reaches maturity between December and March. It is a dioecious plant that belongs to the family Elaeocarpaceae and produces small edible purple berries, about 6 mm in diameter, that are eaten fresh or used for juice, jams or wine-making. The plant prefers slightly acidic, moderately fertile and well-drained soils. It grows rapidly with adequate moisture and readily colonises abandoned, burned or over-exploited soils, thus protecting them from erosion. The intense red colour of the aqueous extract of its fruit is due to the presence of anthocyanin pigments causing it to be used as a natural dye. The leaves and fruits are astringent and have been used in Chilean folk medicine as anti-diarrhoeic, anti-inflammatory, anti-haemorrhagic and febrifuge.
The Mapuche Indian tribe is the only tribe in the Americas (northern and southerncontinents) that were not conquered by any European Countries. According to the Conquistadors, the Mapuche warriors ate very little solid food and drank a fermented beverage made from Maqui Berries several times a day, which may have contributed to the extraordinary strength and stamina that the warriors exhibited. The Mapuche Indians have used Maqui Berry leaves, stems, fruits and wine medicinally for thousands of years. Maqui Berries has been traditionally used by the Mapache Indians for sore throat, diarrhea, ulcers, haemorrhoids, birth-delivery, fever, tumors and other ailments.
Loving Earth’s Raw Organic Yellow Kale Chips are a savoury mix of exotic flavours. Our Raw Kale Chips are a tasty way to get your dose of greens! Our certified organic kale is a source of minerals such as calcium, magnesium and potassium as well as Vitamin C and Vitamin A. We source farm fresh kale from our local organic growers. Our Yellow Kale Chips are dipped in a creamy cashew, carrot and coriander sauce before they are slowly dehydrated at low temperatures (less than 40°C) to create a versatile snack with a satisfying crunch! It takes 4kg of fresh kale to make 1kg of our Kale Chips..